This version of empanadas is completely new to me. When my mom told me this recipe includes the Brazilian soft drink called Guaraná Antartica, I thought she was just teasing me. Even when she sent me the recipe I still thought this can’t taste as good as she said. But there is something about this one ‘weird’ ingredient that makes this empanadas unbelievably tasty. The dough is just so soft and delicious.
For the dough:
- 250 gr margarine
- 150 ml guaraná Antartica
- 650 gr all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
For the filling:
- 200 gr cheese (I recommend a mix of gouda and ricotta)
- 100 gr bacon, cut in small strips
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Mix the margarine and guaraná drink in a large bowl.
(Here is a picture of how Guaraná Antartica looks. In Poland, you can find it in any ‘Kuchnia Swiata’ store).
Then add the flour and salt to the bowl and mix everything with your hands.
One of the easiest empanadas I have baked. I hope you try them out 🙂